OperaAttorney wrote:engineer wrote:Nietzsche_Addy wrote:I don't know why I thought of this right now, but it has been bugging me since I started law school. Did everyone besides me learn in undergrad that there should be two spaces after every sentence? I lost a few points on the first memo because I only used one space between sentences. When I talked to my friends about it, they looked at me like I was crazy. I wrote a lot of papers in undergrad and never had a problem.
The double space technique is ingrained now, but I am still curious about this. Any takers?
It's one space for variable-width fonts (Times New Roman, Calibri, Arial, etc.) and two spaces for fixed-width fonts (Courier New). That's the rule, and I think Strunk & White may agree, but I haven't checked.
I didn't know that. I thought some disciplines preferred "one" over "two" and vice versa.n Thank goodness legal writing requires using 2 spaces. I'm always happy to do whatever I can to make my papers longer--they're always so short .
How many pages was your discussion section?